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Crossroads safety improvement work starts

Work to improve safety at a crossroads in East Staffordshire started this week.

The junction of the A515 and B5234 Burton Road, between Burton and Newborough, will have a range of safety measure installed. These include junction widening, building a splitter island on the B5234 westbound approach to slow vehicles down and installing new signs. The improvements follow a fatal collision and subsequent coroner’s recommendation last year. The work will take eight weeks to complete.

Staffordshire County Council’s highways leader Mark Deaville said:

Safety on our roads is paramount to us and we will always look to improve it wherever needed. The improvements will aim to slow vehicles down on their approach to the junction and also improve visibility which is extremely important. We will be reducing the risk of a collision at this location and are making every effort to ensure there is no repetition of last year’s tragedy.
“The scheme will take eight weeks to complete so we’d like to remind people to allow extra time if travelling in this area. I’m sure people will understand that this work is absolutely necessary and bear with us while it is carried out.”